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Executive Report : Bauma bonanza
Nick Johnson reports on a selection of new products of interest to hirers that
were launched at the Bauma construction equipment exhibition in Munich.
Autonomous Ammann plate
Ammann displayed a prototype vibrating plate compactor that is designed to work on its own within a pre-defined area. Claimed to be a ‘world first’, it is based on an existing 710kg reversible plate, and uses a GPS system in tandem with an electronic compass, together with a collision avoidance system.
To prepare the plate for unattended work, the operator sets out the boundaries by remotely navigating the machine around the work area. It then automatically detects the set limits and compacts the defined area, strip by strip,
using a working pattern it has determined itself.
Ammann also showed a new range of vibration-damped APF forward travel plate compactors, with weights from 79kg to 107kg. Another newcomer was the articulated
ARR 1575 padfoot trench roller.
Takeuchi on track
Takeuchi’s new TL12 V2 compact tracked loader supersedes the TL12 model and now comes with a 78.2kW Stage IV emissions-compliant Kubota engine.
The rubber-tracked machine weighs 5915kg
and is 1950mm wide. It can be equipped with a 2030mm-wide loader bucket with a capacity of 0.59m3 and maximum travel speed is 11.8km/h. Takeuchi says it is gauging interest to determine whether to launch the loader in the UK.
Himoinsa launches LPG lighting tower
Himoinsa displayed its new AS4012 LPG mobile lighting tower powered by four LPG cylinders. Offering a total output of 384,000 lumens, it is designed to illuminate an area of up to 32,000m2 and to run for up to 24 hours before refuelling is required.
The machine has a Yanmar LPG engine and is
said to reduce emissions and maintenance costs compared with diesel lighting towers. It has a manually rotated mast that extends to 9m and is fitted with four 1000W metal halide lamps.
Himoinsa also launched a trio of new gas-powered portable generators with continuous power ratings
of 25kVA, 40kVA and 60kVA. Their canopies are designed to accommodate sufficient LPG to provide continuous operation for 24 hours.
Rear seat MultiOne model
Amid its display of compact articulated wheeled loaders with front mounted seats, the Italian machine maker, MultiOne, squeezed in a new model with a seat on its rear chassis. The M1 7.3SD has a tipping load capacity of 1600kg and similar dimensions to the front seat equipped
7 Series units.
The four-wheel drive, hydrostatic machine has a 26kW Yanmar engine which provides a maximum travel speed of 15km/h. Maximum lift height is 2.9m and an auxiliary hydraulic flow rate of 45 litre/min facilitates the use of powered attachments.
Chicago gets ready to Rock
Chicago Pneumatic introduced an updated
line-up of portable compressors, designed for low weight and compactness. Called the Red Rock range, they have Kubota engines enclosed by distinctive canopies made from polyethylene for durability.
Models available include eight air-only versions, providing free air deliveries from 71 to 175cfm, and two generator-equipped machines with electrical power outputs from 6.5kW to 12kW.
Also on display were two new mobile lighting towers. The CPLT V15 has metal halide lamps, while the CPLT V15 LED has fuel-efficient LED lights that are designed to illuminate an area approximately 25% larger.
Two Kubota updates
Two of the compact excavators on Kubota’s stand were prototype machines. They were an updated 8-tonne midi, to be designated the KX080-4α, and a new version of the
3.5-tonne KX101-3, which will be the KX101-3α4.
Due to become available in June, the KX101-3α4 gains new tie-down points, as well as some re-styling to its superstructure panels and counterweight. The machine has
two independently acting proportional control circuits to power a greater variety of attachments. The additional AUX2 circuit can be switched to power boom offset,
thus replacing the previous foot pedal to provide a clearer floor space.
The re-styled KX080-4α, due in September, also gets new tie-down points, plus provision for a second beacon and a large toolbox. Major changes include an improved hydraulic system and a new Eco engine mode that is said to provide a 30% fuel saving.
Heavy-duty Sumner lift
Having showed its new 2500 series counterweight material lift at the Executive Hire Show, Sumner chose Bauma to launch its 2600 series heavy-duty model.
The company says the machine is the largest aluminium material lift it has produced. It is designed to lift loads of 500kg up to a maximum height of 4.6m, while still being compact enough to
travel through a standard doorway.
A two-speed winch is incorporated for ease of operation.
Smallest Bomag plate
Bomag showed a pre-production version of what it describes as
its smallest vibratory compaction
plate. Designated the BVP10/30,
the forward travel machine weighs 47kg, has a plate width of 300mm and has a 2.1kW Honda petrol engine. It is due to become available for sale in October.
The manufacturer also displayed improved versions of its BPR45/55D, BPR 50/55D and BPR60/65D reversing plates with new vibration-damped handles.
New Leguan platform launched
Avant Group member, Leguan Lifts, launched a new access platform, designated the model 165. Produced in Finland, it offers a working height of 16.4m and outreach of 7.85m,
which is more than the Leguan 160 it replaces. Unrestricted cage capacity is 230kg.
Powered by a 10.4kW Kubota engine and an optional electric motor for lifting and driving, this spider-style, articulating boom platform has direct hydraulic controls and a pressure-sensing outrigger control. It can be supplied on a skid steer wheeled chassis or on rubber tracks.
The base width of the machine is 1250mm with the cage removed and the outriggers raised. When the latter are lowered,
the platform has a stability base of 3830mm
Bobcat shows electric mini
A prototype of a new electric excavator was spotted on the Bobcat stand. The alternative power train in this eco-friendly version of the 1.0-tonne class E10 mini uses an electric motor that can be powered by a pack of rechargeable Lithium-ion batteries or a 400V mains electric supply via a plug-in power cable.
The batteries are claimed to fully recharge in less than an hour, and to allow the excavator to work independently of mains power
for up to three hours. The electric E10 can also be operated while being charged.
Bobcat also showed a new 5.0-tonne E57W wheeled mini excavator, based on the DX57W-5 developed by parent company, Doosan.
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Updated Husqvarna disc power cutter
Husqvarna displayed its latest K6500 disc cutter complete with a magnesium blade guard, an improved water system and a new blade bolt concept. The company says the change from steel to lighter magnesium allows stepless adjustments, making it easier to change cutting position. This increases the maximum depth of cut to 155mm.
New wheeled carts have been introduced
for the K760 and K970/1260 disc cutters.
They come with pressurised water tanks and a guard retainer, and are designed to fold easily
Also new is the PG680RC electric floor grinder, which has a 680mm grinding width.
It incorporates an innovative oscillation function, designed to allow the operator to mimic manual operation movements for higher efficiency and greater productivity.
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New era Buggiscopic from Manitou
Hire companies that mourned the demise of the Manitou Buggiscopic will be pleased to know that the manufacturer previewed a new era ‘ultra-compact’ telescopic handler. Designated the MT420 H New Buggy, its styling is similar to the popular MT625.
Whereas the MT625 has a load capacity of 2500kg and a maximum lift height of 5.85m,
the smaller New Buggy can carry a maximum 2000kg payload and offers a 4.28m lift height.
Also providing four-wheel drive and all wheel steer, the machine is only 1.49m wide,
3.67m long at the carriage and 1.90m high.
It has the same cab as the MT625 and incorporates an intuitive dashboard along with the manufacturer’s JSM control joystick. Expected availability is in the first quarter of next year.